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25 May 2008 @ 12:41 pm
Happy second day, Shanna!  
Krissy and I just came home with our new daughter -- Shanna Francesca Gibbs, born May 24th at 9:54am, 20 inches long, 8 lbs 0 ounces (3630 grams, for you metric types). Mother and baby are healthy, the delivery went well.

It was not, as originally hoped, a home birth. After 40 hours of labor, Krissy desperately needed something for the pain, and so it wound up being a hospital birth after a 49-hour labor. However, no C-section was required or applied, and the hospital staff were remarkably accommodating. We recommend Santa Clara Valley Medical Center without reservation. An added bonus: it's acronym is SCVMC, which looks like somebody wrote "SCUM-C" on a bank in cheesy roman font.

There will likely be more details later on the baby filter, for those who want to know.
laura: bouncingtitsxeyda on May 25th, 2008 07:53 pm (UTC)
Congratulations to all three! :)
geekgirl: Kitty leapingwarsop on May 25th, 2008 08:00 pm (UTC)
Welcome to the world, Shanna. :)
Kimberlysimplykimberly on May 25th, 2008 08:32 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! A new person - yay!
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Noahangelbob on May 25th, 2008 09:10 pm (UTC)
We'll have pics when we can. Got a few on a phone, just have to get them onto a computer to send them around...
lrclrc on May 25th, 2008 08:58 pm (UTC)
IANALqueen_elvis on May 25th, 2008 09:03 pm (UTC)

Ahem. Congratulations.

I forgot there was a baby filter. If I'm not on it, I humbly ask that you add me in the ten seconds you'll have free in the next month.
Noahangelbob on May 25th, 2008 09:10 pm (UTC)
You're on it :-)

I'm actually going to have noticeable free time for a bit -- I've taken six weeks off work under CA's family leave laws. It's not full pay, but we're in good financial shape right now and this is important to us. So at least for the next six weeks, the girl and I are both full-time parents. After that, she's a full-time mom during the day and we split the night shift.
miss_electra on May 25th, 2008 09:05 pm (UTC)
Congrats to you both. And to Shanna. ;)
Anthonyterpsichoros on May 25th, 2008 09:16 pm (UTC)
Congratulations, and welcome to the new Daddy club!
BlackSheepblacksheep_lj on May 25th, 2008 09:27 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! You guys did great. I'd say the labor was more like 3 weeks, than 49 hours.....you did a great job hanging in there. HUGS!
Cool-Man: Cadetg2k on May 25th, 2008 09:45 pm (UTC)
Congratulations to Shanna to making it through a very hard day's work!

And good luck to the parents for surviving it as well! That is a very long labor. I hope things get easier from here on out.
Cool-Man: Evil Goateetg2k on May 25th, 2008 09:49 pm (UTC)
And you managed to miss this year's Mother's Day but you'll get Father's Day.

Well...make sure Krissy feels extra special on June 15th anyway. Just for this one year, we dads can let it slide. ;-)
David: Hooraytsgeisel on May 25th, 2008 10:07 pm (UTC)
Stephstephtoth on May 25th, 2008 10:51 pm (UTC)
Hooray!! Congratulations :)
rbusrbus on May 25th, 2008 10:53 pm (UTC)
well, howdy, Dad.
vito_excalibur on May 25th, 2008 11:46 pm (UTC)
Aw yay! Congratulations you guys!
Sugar Hight0rque on May 25th, 2008 11:51 pm (UTC)
lovmelovmycatslovmelovmycats on May 25th, 2008 11:58 pm (UTC)
Awww, great news!! It's very good to hear Krissy didn't have an operation. And that you're taking 6 weeks off. Best wishes for you three!
Stone of stumbling and rock of offense: childwordweaverlynn on May 26th, 2008 12:23 am (UTC)
Welcome to the world, Shanna!
sproutchk on May 26th, 2008 01:03 am (UTC)
Congrats! :)
Mark Jensenmj2q on May 26th, 2008 02:12 am (UTC)
Roman Mitzrmitz on May 26th, 2008 03:18 am (UTC)

Emily: L'chaim!chalepa_ta_kala on May 26th, 2008 03:21 am (UTC)
Blessings to all of you!
jew_witchgirl: Bislijew_witchgirl on May 26th, 2008 04:06 am (UTC)
Congratulations to the three of you.
msde on May 26th, 2008 05:59 am (UTC)
Angela di Tenebreditenebre on May 26th, 2008 07:51 am (UTC)
Congratulations, Daddy. I'm so glad you're going to have that time with Krissy and Shanna. Much happiness to all three of you.
Tigmantigman on May 26th, 2008 04:11 pm (UTC)
Welcome to the world, Shanna! :)
Hillary: Handprintscoyotegrrrl on May 26th, 2008 04:48 pm (UTC)
EEEEEEEEE!!!!! CONGRATS!!!! Hi Shanna! :-) That's a pretty name.
Camille, Destroyer of Worldsskamille on May 26th, 2008 09:39 pm (UTC)
Crazy times, congrats!